Local Restaurants Offering Special Thanksgiving Menus

Source: Commons Club

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you don’t feel like cooking this year, here are a few local restaurants that will be offering special menus for the big day.

Mister Mao

4501 Tchoupitoulas St.

Mister Mao, the tropical roadhouse restaurant from Chef/Owner Sophina Uong and husband/partner William “Wildcat” Greenwell, invites diners to an unforgettable Thanksgiving celebration that is sure to tantalize all the senses. On ThursdayNovember 24, Mister Mao offers a three-course menu filled with creative, “inauthentic” food. Inventive starter dishes include Satsuma Tuna Crudo, Golden State Bird, Manchurian Cauliflower, and Blue Crab Chaat. Enticing entrée meals include vegan-friendly King Trumpet Mushroom – butternut baba ganoush, sunchoke toum, Brussels sprouts; Turkey Tikka Masala – smashed yams, turmeric creamed greens, coffee smothered chickpeas, cranberry-lime pickle, yogurt masala gravy; Berbere Beef Short Rib – Upper Iowa beef, fingerling potato, crushed lentils, Mitmita spiced jus; Korean Deviled Shrimp – gochujang, vampire garlic sprouts, Delta broken rice. Finally, let’s not forget the happy endings – Devil’s Food – pomegranate, miso, chocolate, sesame honeycomb, and Naughty Spice – Mexican candied pumpkin, Canela cake, pepita, creole cream cheese.

Vegan and gluten-free will be available, and a special Thanksgiving children’s menu will be offered and priced at $65 per person and $25 for the kids’ menu (not including tax and gratuity, the ticketed dinner has seatings between 11:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Also available is a small bar menu for walk-ins only along with Thanksgiving inspired cocktail specials. Tickets must be purchased in advance on RESY. Telephone: 504-345-2056www.mistermaonola.com/thanksgiving

Commons Club

550 Baronne St.

Join Commons Club, the social epicenter of Virgin Hotels New Orleans, this Thanksgiving for a memorable dining experience the entire family will enjoy. Guests can delight in Executive Chef Alex Harrell’s three-course prix-fixe menu featuring an array of seasonal selections. Offerings include Local Gulf Fish, Traditional Turkey Dinner, Roasted Acorn Squash, Slow-cooked Beef Short Rib, and decadent desserts. Holiday-themed libations will also be available and priced at $69 for adults and $39 for kids 12 and under (plus tax & gratuity). The holiday menu will be available on ThursdayNovember 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Guests can enjoy live entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. www.virginhotels.com/new-orleans/   View the menu HERE

Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St.

The renowned neighborhood restaurant features robust dishes that meld the flavors of Nina Compton’s Caribbean upbringing and love for French and Italian cuisine while highlighting the Gulf and Louisiana’s beautiful indigenous ingredients. On Thanksgiving, guests can enjoy a family-style feast, including Butternut Squash Soup with Brussels sprouts and pepita gremolata, Mojo Roasted Turkey Leg; Jerk Sweet PotatoesCreamed Collard Greens; Sage Stuffing, and Cranberry Sauce. End the meal on a sweet note with Pecan Pie, served with rum caramel and rum raisin ice cream. Served family-style and priced at $85 per person plus tax and gratuity, the holiday menu will be available on Thursday, November 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations can be made HEREwww.comperelapin.com/  View the menu HERE. 

Jack Rose

2031 St. Charles Ave.

Source: Jack Rose

On Thursday, November 24, guests are invited to experience a memorable Thanksgiving meal with offerings at Jack Rose, the convivial restaurant in the Garden District. Thoughtfully crafted by Chef/Owner Brian Landry, the three-course prix-fixe menu ($61–$70 depending on the main course) will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Course options include a choice of Fried Oysters, Pork Belly; Lamb Bacon and Pappardelle; Warm Harbison Cheese; and Spiced Root Vegetable Latkes. Second Course offerings include Duck Gumbo, Pumpkin Bisque, Iceberg Wedge, and Kale Caesar. Entrees include Stuffed Roast Turkey with cornbread, butternut squash, greens, and cranberry; Grouper Amandine with citrus brown butter, almonds, and baby green beans; Spiced Lamb Shank with herbed couscous, root vegetables, and apricot; Flounder En Papillote; Short Ribs Bourguignon with sauteed greens, wild mushrooms, and caramelized onions; and vegan-friendly Fall Vegetable & Jackfruit Pot Pie. For dessert, guests can indulge in the famed Mile High Pie, the Yummy Yam Bread Pudding, or Coklat. Reservations can be made HERE. Telephone: 504-323-1500www.jackroserestaurant.com/thanksgiving-menu


429 Decatur St.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Crescent City’s second oldest restaurant, Tujague’s, the birthplace of Brunch and the Grasshopper cocktail. Priced at $58 per person (not including tax + gratuity), the festive four-course prix fixe menu will be available on Thursday, November 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Delectable dishes include Oyster Eggplant Soup; Roasted Beet Salad; a choice of Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Leg; Pan Seared Pork TournedosGulf Fish Almandine; Grilled Petite Filet Mignon and Tujague’s Traditional Turkey Dinner– sliced oven roasted Turkey, oyster dressing, mashed potatoes, haricot vert, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. Guests can enjoy a delightful Southern Sweet Potato Bread Pudding for dessert. All reservations require credit card authorization. To make a reservation, call 504-525-8676. Reservations can be made at www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/  

View the menu HERE

Source: Tujaque’s


315 Magazine St.

Couvant is excited to announce its Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu, available on Thanksgiving Day from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for those looking for a carefree holiday dining experience full of flavor and fun. The restaurant will offer a three-course adult menu ($65++) and a three-course kids menu ($35++) featuring holiday flavors you know and love with a Couvant twist. Reservations are required (book through Resy or by phone). In addition, Couvant will be collecting “cans for a cocktail” on Thanksgiving Day – for those who bring a canned item to the restaurant, Couvant will offer a complimentary cocktail. Cans will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Adults Menu $65++

  • Appetizers (select one): Butternut Squash Soup (Wild Mushrooms, Duck Prosciutto), Celery Root Agnolotti (Parmesan Mousse, Green Apple, Cashew), Beet Salad (Goat Cheese Mouse, Candied Pecans, Green Apple, Farm Arugula), Foie Gras Torchon (Satsuma Marmalade, Toasted Brioche (+$9).
  • Mains (select one): Heritage Roasted Turkey Breast (Fricassee of Dark Meat, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Cornbread dressing, Cranberry Sauce, and Sage Gravy), Crispy Skin Fish (Grilled Grand Isle Shrimp, Artichoke Baragoule, Roasted Garlic Sabayon), Prime Rib (Horseradish Sauce, Au Jus, Brussel Sprouts, Beef Fat Potatoes (+14).
  • Dessert (select one): All Pies served with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Crème Glacée. Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie.

Kid’s menu $35++

  • Appetizers (select one): Crispy Chickpea Fries (Tomato Aioli), Cheese Puff Pastry Bites (Gruyere, Truffled Mornay).
  • Main: Turkey Plate (Mash Potato, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy).
  • Dessert (select one): All Pies served with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Crème Glacée. Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie.

3rd Block Depot

316 Chartres St.

Thanksgiving 2022 Menu: $65 per person; $35 additional for Sommelier-inspired Wine Pairings

Choice of one from each course 

Course 1

  1. Rustic Cajun gumbo
  2. Baby kale, citrus poached beets, spiced pecan, feta, and sliced blood orange, apple cider vinaigrette
  3. Roast mushroom, braised rabbit, wild rice soup

Course 2

  1. Sweet tea brined turkey, sweet potato gratin, crawfish cornbread stuffing, port wine poached cranberries
  2. Abita root beer ossobuco, wild rice, broccolini and lardons
  3. Seared fish, brothy beans, sautéed collard greens
  4. Roast acorn squash, charred goat cheese, farro, port wine/fig glaze 

Course 3

  1. Cardamom panna cotta, cranberry glaze, toasted pistachios
  2. Brown butter whip, poached pear, spiced crumble
  3. Warm beignets and fresh berries

Reservations can be made here

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